Windows come with native support of Virtualization (VT), Which helps the virtual machine to run on your Windows 10 using hardware virtualization. In which your virtual machine runs completely apart from your primary system.

What are the hardware requirements for Virtualization (VT) on Windows 10

  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise.
  • x64-bits Processor with SLAT (Second level address translation.
  • Minimum 4GB RAM
  • BIOS-level hardware Virtualization (VT) support

How to check Hardware Virtualization (VT) Support on Windows 10

  • Open CMD (Command Prompt.

    Open using RUN

    • First, open RUN (Windows + R)
    • Type CMD and hit enter.

    or

    you can also use Windows Powershell.

  • Type this command: systeminfo.exe
  • Then, Check for Hyper-V requirements.
  • After that, If you see yes, then your device support this function.

How to Enable Virtualization on Windows 10

This article is dedicated to Windows 10 functionality, and if you want to enable Virtualization on Windows 7 or Windows 8 or 9.1, then there would be a different procedure.

Check, Virtualization is enabled or disabled on PC

Before producing further, we should check if your pc has enabled or disabled the Virtualization.

  • First thing first, open the task manager.
  • Then, head over to the performance tab.
  • If there you find, Enabled: Virtualization, then yes, it turned on.
    If it says Disabled, then your Virtualization is off.
  • That’s it.

Check for Virtualization support.

Follow the respective guide for your CPU.

For Intel

For AMD

  • Download AMD-V Detection utility and Extract the ZIP file.
       Download AMD-V Detection Utility
  • After that, Run the utility as Administration.
  • Now, an open dialog box will open and shows the status.
  • At the bottom end, it shows, Compatible with Hype-V.
  • That’s it.

Steps to enable Virtualization on Windows 10?

It will allow you to adjust the function and attribution of your PC, Whereas BIOS  (Basic Input Output System) helps for performing hardware initialization.

  • Open your Windows Settings and head over to update & security.
  • After that, from the left-sidebar, click on Recovery, and within Advance Startup, click on Restart Now.
  • Now, on the screen, you will find 4 option select the Troubleshoot.
  • Then, Click on Advanced options and select UEFI firmware settings.
    In case you wouldn’t find UEFI firmware, then approach an alternative method or disable fast startup.

    Disable Fast Startup

    • Open Run (Windows + R) and then type powercfg.cpl.
    • Now, hit enter and click on Choose what the power button does place on the left sidebar.
    • After that, Check the first option Turn on fast startup.
    • That’s it, Save the change.
  • That’s it, choose Restart at the end.

Enable Virtualization from BIOS

As always, follow the guide based on your System. Also, entering in BIOS settings vary according to CPU.

For Intel

  • Power ON your PC, and then enter press F7 to enter in BIOS settings and then head over to the Advanced Mode button.
  • After that, Open the Advance tab and select CPU configuration.
  • There you will find Intel Virtualization Technology.
  • Click on Disable and then Enable from there.
  • That’s it, Exist and select “Save Changes & Reset.”

For AMD

  • Power On your PC, then Press F7 to enter in BIOS settings.
  • Then, Click on the Advanced Mode option and choose the Advanced Tab.
  • After that, Select CPU configuration and then the drop down menu appear.
  • Select SVM Mode and then enabled it.
  • Now, Exit and Click OK.

Hopefully, you have now enabled Virtualization on your device. Thanks for being with us. We would like to know your valuable opinion and feedback if there is any query share with us in the comment section down below.